Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Royal Swedish Navy's school ship HMS Gladan visits Helsingborg

The arrival of HMS Gladan always stirs up a lot of interest.

The Royal Swedish Navy's sail training ship HMS Gladan (40 m x 8 m) yesterday made called in Helsingborg on its first journey this season. From Helsingborg the schooner continued to Karlshamn, with 8 officers, 8 conscripts and 28 midshipmen in the crew.

The HMS Gladan's blog gives this information about the training on the Swedish Navy's two school ships:

Skonertdivisionen (The Schooner squadron) is a training and recruitment unit. The squadron consists of HMS Gladan and HMS Falken in which training is conducted with a focus on practical seamanship and navigation. Our training consists of practical and theoretical lessons that can be both physically and mentally demanding when they occur at sea with weather conditions. The special environment is brand new (sailing) for most of them. This helps to ensure that trainees can develop as an individual and as a group member

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